Adult Programs


Spring Adult Tennis
(Ages 17 and Up)
Lessons are broken into 4 levels allowing instructors to give more emphasis on specific skills. Students must provide their own racquet. Level 1 is for those with little or no tennis experience. Level 2 is for those who can hold a racquet properly, understand basics of forehand and backhand and can hit at least 3 times from the center service line. Level 3 is for those who understand basics of rallying, can hit both forehand and backhand at least 3 times from the baseline, can perform basics of a serve and know how to score. Level 4 is for those who consistently rally forehand and backhand 4-6 times from the baseline, can serve, can hit overhead and approach shots, and understand the rules of the game and proper tennis etiquette.

Spring Adult Tennis Lessons
Level                 11:00 a.m.
Levels 1-4         422281-AA
Students will be divided according to skill.

Fee:                    $39/Session
Meets:                Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Location:            GHS Tennis Courts
Dates:                April 22-May 20

Open Gym
Get out of the work week rut with invigorating exercise. Pickup Basketball Games are played on
Mondays, Tuesdays (Over 30 Only) and on the weekends, hoops for shooting around are also available on the weekends. Volleyball games are played Monday & Tuesday evenings with 2 nets are set up for recreational style play that is enjoyable for everyone. Season passes may be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office or at the gym.

Mondays: 7:30-9:30 @ SMS
Tuesdays: 7:30-9:30 @ SMS
Saturdays: 2:00-6:00 @ GHS
Sundays: 1:00-5:00 @ GHS

Fee:                $40/Yearly Pass; $80/Nonresident Yearly Pass (Volleyball Only)
                       $4/Daily Admission
                       $8/Nonresident Daily Admission (Volleyball Only)
Dates:             Monday Program ends June 5
                       Weekend & Tuesday Program ends April 30

Men’s Ripped Abs with Ultimate Core Workout
Get ready for a full body workout that will strengthen your core and tone your six pack abs. Suggested equipment: a pair of weights, a kettle bell, a play ball or medicine ball, a mat and water to stay hydrated.

Men’s Core Winter                307215-MW
Men’s Core Spring                407215-MW

Fee:                    $49
Meets:                 Wednesdays 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Winter Dates:      March 1-April 5
Spring Dates:      April 19-May 24
Location:             Academy Cafeteria
Instructor:            Eliza’s Energy Source

Riverfront Park Boat Launch & Boat Storage
Beginning Wednesday, March 1st, boat launch permits are available at the Parks and Recreation office Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Boaters must bring proof of residency and valid boat registration. Single boat launch will be open from mid April-November. Park offers 24 boat trailer parking spaces, a covered picnic pavilion, children’s playground and walking trails. Attendant on duty during the boating season. Restrooms available on site.

Seasonal Permits:   Residents: $60/year; Non-Residents: $120/year
Daily Launch:           Residents: $20/day; Non-Residents: $40/day
The Glastonbury Boathouse offers convenient and affordable indoor and outdoor storage from January 1-December 31. Storage is available at 1 boat/rack and racks are assigned. Customers can change rack assignments upon annual renewal or with approval. Renters must complete a Boat Storage Application. Racks are first-come-first-serve. Register early and move in before January 1st, at no additional cost.

Fees:          Indoor                                  Outdoor
                   Resident $550/year             $100/year
                   Non-Resident $600/year      $120/year

Canine Games
A fun way to build the human/canine relationship and to find a new activity for you to enjoy with your dog. You and your dog will be able to try trick training, nose work, rally, obstacle work and learn some dance moves. For dogs over six months old which have basic training skills.

Dog Obedience Classes
Canine Games                 410101-CG

Fee:            $100/Session
Meets:         Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Location:      Academy Cafeteria
Dates:          February 22-March 29
Instructor:     Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Focus on Focus with your Dog

Teaches self-control techniques to calm your dog around distractions. Owners will benefit by learning better communication methods and skills. Learn over twenty focus exercises & management tools that will help your dog with loose leash walking, settling in different environments, greeting people, excessive barking and fearful behaviors. Teach your dog that the job it gets paid for is to pay attention. For dogs over 6 months old that have had basic training.

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Focus                   410101-DF

Fee:                $100/Session
Meets:            Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location:         Academy Cafeteria
Dates:             February 22-March 29
Instructor:        Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Family Dog Manners
Beginning level class for dogs 5 months and older and owners who want to teach their dog manners and learn about canine behavior. Class provides training & management tools to teach your dog their job within your family and enrich your relationship. Paying attention, sit, down, stay, polite greetings, coming when called and loose leash walking are some of the behaviors taught. Weekly training topic provided.

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Manners                   410101-DM

Fee:                $100/Session
Meets:             Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location:         Academy Cafeteria
Dates:             February 27-April 3
Instructor:       Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Trick Training & Games
Is your dog using its brains to get in trouble around the house? Teaching tricks is a fun, great mental exercise and a great way to use that extra energy. Learn new tricks and teach games to your dog to improve their behavior and strengthen your relationship. In this class use trick training methods and your imagination to teach your dog things you never thought possible. Also included is agility for fun. For dogs over 6 months old with basic training skills.

Dog Obedience Classes
Trick Training            410101-TT

Fee:               $100/Session
Meets:           Mondays 7:45-8:45 p.m.
Location:       Academy Cafeteria
Dates:           February 27-April 3
Instructor:     Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Loose Leash Walking-No More Pulling on your Leash!
This class will teach you how to teach your dog polite leash manners. Class includes teaching your dog to pay attention to you during walks, not to pull while on the leash, to leave undesirable items and calm human greeting skills. Class is for dogs over 6 months of age.

Dog Obedience Classes
Loose Leash Walking               410101-LL

Fee:               $100/Session
Meets:           Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Location:       Academy Cafeteria
Dates:           April 26-May 31
Instructor:     Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Out and About
For dogs that can do sits, downs, stays and walk politely at home and in the training room, but when you go somewhere new your dog seems to have forgotten everything. Dogs need to repeat the basics in many different situations before they can generalize behaviors they have learned. We’ll meet in a variety of dog friendly environments to teach your dog they can do their sits, downs and walk politely anywhere.

Dog Obedience Classes
Out and About                 410101-OA

Fee:               $100/Session
Meets:            Wednesdays 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Location:         Academy Cafeteria
Dates:             April 26-May 31
Instructor:       Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Minnechaug Golf Course
A Town owned, 9 hole golf course located at 16 Fairway Crossing. It’s a family friendly course that offers a challenge for the experienced golfer, but with three par 3 holes, is a great learning environment for those new to the game of golf. The island green featured on the par 3, 126 yard 8th hole is one of the most exciting golf holes in the area. The course offers weekday and weekend leagues for both men and women. The course also offers a variety of clinics, camps and lessons for youth and adults. For more information, contact Minnechaug Golf Course at (860)643-9914.